Align Technology offers a range of digital treatment solutions for dental professionals, including the Invisalign system for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Invisalign clear aligners have been used to treat minor to complex malocclusion for more than 5 million patients worldwide.


iTero intraoral scanners are designed to deliver speed, reliability, intuitive operations, and outstanding visualization capabilities for general practitioners or orthodontists. iTero scans have been used in more than 1.2 million restorative crowns, bridges, and custom implant abutment cases and more than 1.3 million iTero orthodontic scans, including more than 600,000 Invisalign scans.

The new iTero Element Intraoral Scanner, introduced in March 2015, is engineered to capture 6,000 frames per second, and the image sensor is designed to enable scan speeds that are up to 20x faster than the current iTero scanner, resulting in a real-time 3D visualization of the digital scan – ready in just minutes for viewing on a multi-touch screen. The iTero Element scanner is designed to offer two compact space-saving form factors, a 40% smaller and lighter wand that features built-in controls with integrated gyro technology for rotation of models on screen, as well as a 19” high-definition, multi-touch display. In addition, the ITO defogging system instantly defogs the wand without the need for air or extended warming. System features also include continuous scanning, color scanning, and automatic data saving without the need for battery back-up.

The iTero scanner’s parallel confocal imaging technology uses optical and laser scanning to achieve a high level of precision and accuracy without powder or complicated hovering. The iTero scanner operates on a single platform designed to work with the iTero Orthodontic Digital Ecosystem, which enables digitized orthodontic workflows and the iTero Restorative Digital Ecosystem, which can enhance the accuracy and precision of the downstream restorative process with numerous third-party partners. The scanners are designed to give customers the best workflow with the Invisalign system and the exclusive Invisalign Outcome Simulator. Training and support is provided both online through interactive, self-guided online training at, new interactive virtual classroom training through the webcam available only on the iTero Element scanner, and scheduled webinar group classes and one-on-one virtual support sessions with our team of iTero clinical trainers.

iTero scanners operate on an open architecture platform, providing doctors and labs with the ability to export custom and generic STL (stereolithography) files of their digital impression to use with other third party dental service providers. The 3D digital model file can be used for various procedures and services including milling of physical dental models for use by labs to create restorative units such as veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, implant abutments, and implant crowns, Invisalign digital impression submission, digital records storage, or orthodontic diagnosis.

iTero scanner and OrthoCAD services include:

iTero Scanner

With software options for restorative or orthodontic procedures, the iTero system offers the simplicity of a powder-free, single-person, and now continuous scanning with the iTero Element intraoral scanner.

iTero Restorative Digital Ecosystem. Software designed for general dentists, prosthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons with the flexibility to choose the ideal treatment and lab partners for creation of crowns, bridges, implant custom abutments, veneers, inlays, and onlays. iTero scanners work with any material, including porcelain, PFM, zirconia, composite, and full gold. Customers can communicate seamlessly with external treatment planning, custom implant abutment, chairside milling, and laboratory CAD/CAM systems.

iTero Orthodontic Digital Ecosystem. Software designed for orthodontists enable digitized orthodontic workflows where iTero scans can be sent directly to the lab of choice for processed orthodontic appliances, retainers, printed models, indirect bonding, and digital bracket removal services. iTero scans are available in an open STL export format that is widely accepted by third-party providers.

Invisalign Outcome Simulator

The Invisalign Outcome Simulator is a chairside application – powered exclusively by the iTero scanner – that doctors can use to help patients visualize how their teeth may look at the end of their Invisalign treatment. The dual view layout enables prospective patients to see their current dentition next to their simulated final position.

iTero Models and Dies

Physical model and dies are milled by Align Technology based on the digital scan and sent to the laboratory of the dentist’s choice for completion of the restoration unit. In addition, the STL image file can be exported for use by any laboratory with an open CAD/CAM system for completion of the restoration

OrthoCAD iCast

iCast provides a digital alternative to traditional stone cast models which allows for simplified storage and digital record retrieval. The iCast digital model contains a full ABO (American Board of Orthodontics) base.

OrthoCAD iRecord

iRecord scans provide a digital alternative to traditional stone cast models which allows for simplified storage and digital record retrieval. iRecord scan data may also be exported to orthodontic laboratories for the fabrication of retainers, orthodontic appliances, and hard model fabrication.

INVISALIGN, ITERO and ORTHOCAD, among others, are trademarks and/or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.